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Anne DeGrace

Photo: Will Johnson 2017

Anne DeGrace is a writer, illustrator, and librarian living in Nelson, British Columbia. Her first novel, Treading Water (McArthur & Company, 2005), was inspired by Renata, a tiny community that once flourished on Lower Arrow Lake in the B.C. interior before hydroelectric development flooded the town. Treading Water was chosen as a “Heather’s Pick” shortly after publication. The book made the top of W. P. Kinsella’s honourable mentions for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award shortlist.
Wind Tales (McArthur, 2007) examines the chance encounters that change the way we see the world, told through the tales of the disparate travellers who pass through a roadside café on a mountain pass during one extraordinary, windy day. Wind Tails was shortlisted for the 2008 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award.
Sounding Line (McArthur, 2009) deals with a Nova Scotia fishing community in the aftermath of a UFO crash into its harbour, based on a 1967 cold war incident. Anther Heather's Pick.
Flying with Amelia (McAtrthur, 2011 and after McArthur's demise, Cormorant, 2014) sets its characters against a series of historical backdrops as it spans a the country, and a century through a series of connected stories.
Anne has co-authored three regional photographic books (Ward Creek Press) and illustrated six children’s books for Polestar Press and for Bluefield books. She has worked as a journalist, writing features, news stories, and editorials, for fifteen years. Short stories and essays have appeared in The New Quarterly, Room of One’s Own, and Wascana Review.

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Sounding Line. McArthur & Company, 2009
Wind Tales. McArthur & Company, 2007
Treading Water. McArthur & Company, 2005
Flying with Amelia. McArthur & Co, 2011
Flying with Amelia (trade paper edition). Cormorant Books, 2014
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